On a perfect day, design is easy, effective and beautiful. I wasn’t having a perfect day when I worked on this dresser. I knew what I wanted to accomplish but the idea went through at least four revisions before the paint brush was picked up.
D E S I G N P R O C E S S
After finishing the piece below, I thought it would be fun to use the shape to create a pattern for another dresser. Take a look at the evolution of this design:
The design is masked off.
The design feels a bit disjointed so the strong diagonal lines are extended to
close up some of the open spaces.
Still not working well but I wasn’t ready to scrap the whole idea. So I deleted the strong diagonal lines and connected other lines. Recognizable shapes began
Oh my goodness. Bad move. So I took a few lines away and added others.
Then took a few more away before painting.
Painted in Queenstown Gray by General Finishes and sealed with their topcoat in Flat.
This dresser is available at Peg Leg Vintage.
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